Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Painting for a friend (2)

These were mostly done before I took the break for a week. I found blogging again to be cathartic so have decided to finish these and have something new to show. As you can see two British officers of the colonial period suitable for leading the naval landing party I have been working on. (see below for a few pics of those). They have a very similar colour scheme to the mounted officer so should fit with him very well. Being on foot and with puttees and not riding boots I see these as more junior officers Lieutenant's or 2nd Lieutenants. Again painted for a friend so he is now overstocked with officers so I should show the Ratings I have finished now.

And here they are! Four ratings suitable for land operations. I have 5 more to finish, as well as a couple of machine guns. The infantry I have started so probably by the end of the week for them. As clearly seen these are all rifle armed and in advancing poses so they are suitable for most table top encounters. I did paint a few more of these for Matt (my friend) a while ago so he should have about 16 infantry now. As well as the officers and a machinegun.


 Talking of Machineguns I have two to assemble and paint for him as well. As they are not started I will use them as part of Curt's painting challenge. So maybe I will get on to them from 15th December onwards.

That's it for today. Thanks for looking. Take care and hope to see you again soon.

24 comments:

  1. They're good additions to anyone's forces and I have about 600 Ansar that need painting too, if you want another friend.

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    1. No Thank you Jo but I do appreciate your very Kind offer. I actually have some Ansar of my own to do. Matt gave me a box of Perry's Ansar just so he'd have something to fight I think.

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  2. Nice paint jobs, Clint. I apologise for missing your last post. I just wanted you to know that I'm rooting for you and if ever you want any help, no matter what, I'll be there for you. just say the word, my friend.

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    1. Thank you Bryan. No need to apologise for missing the last post I am sure you had much better things to do !

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  3. Friends can be such treasures and sometimes a blight, he's very lucky to have a friend like yourself!

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    1. That is kind of you to say so. He has also gotten BattleAxe to paint for him as well. As for Friends "Birds of a feather ect..." I am also lucky to have him as a friend. Thanks Fran.

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  4. Very nice, the first two ones are looking great with their "pith helmet" (not sure for the translation, sorry)...

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    1. Thank you Phil. I would have called them Pith helmets as well.

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  5. Great additions. Your buddy can get some IHMN gaming in! Look forward to seeing the MG teams built and painted :D

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    1. That would require him to read the rules..... possible but unlikely! Thank you for the thought anyway Simon.

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  6. Excellent work; I like those a lot. :)

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  7. By my calculations, this naval force has (will have) around 20-25 infantry, several officers and 2 (3?) machine guns. I think you're going to need more than 1 box of Ansar :-) ...

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    1. Yes I will need a few boxes possibly quite a few.. I think your calculations are correct on the figure numbers. (3 Mgs).

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  8. More great work, but then I love the period.

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    1. I like Colonial wargames as well, but have yet to find a set of rules which I feel has the right balance. In an Ideal world I would get a Boxer army, but I can't see that happening for a few years at the very least! Thank you Michael.

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  9. Hi Clint set up my own blog and somehow managed to link to yours (more by luck than knowing what I'm doing). Tried to send you a mail but something didn't work so in letting you know here.

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    1. Nice one Tim I'll find your blog and back link it.

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